FF+Rew (2002)

a production of Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel (NL)

FF+Rew is a choreography by Ann Van den Broek for five female dancers and was commissioned by Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel.

Point of departure for FF+Rew is an emotional or a physical blow, a moment of astonishment that triggers a sequence of movements that end in a fall. A downward movement, drawn out and fragmented. The dance idiom finds it origin in a dialogue with its spontaneous body language: turning away from something, coming back to something, evading something…
The starting point is moved to the end and the chronology is inverted. The composed music fast-forwards to a crescendo. The choreography rewinds to a decrescendo: the moment right before the blow.

The sum of FF and REW, two opposing actions that cancel each other out, leads to a ‘blockage’: nothingness, timelessness and silence.

Arne Van Dongen created a composition for double bass for FF+Rew. Van Dongen’s composition is made up of many layers of short phrases in loops.

FF+Rew was selected for Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) 2003 and named one of the one of the most important productions of the 2002/2003 season.

choreography Ann Van den Broek
original cast Eva Maria Christ, Julia Eisele, Cecilia Moisio, Keyna Nara, Swantje Schäuble
music Arne Van Dongen
lighting design Bernie van Velzen
styling costumes Emmy Schouten, Ann Van den Broek
rehearsel director Sjoukje Osinga
premiere October 24, 2002 Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam (NL)

FF+Rew is a production of Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel (NL) and is a part of the Tri_versie programme.

FF+Rew takes away any doubt about Ann Van den Broek’s talent as a choreographer. Her piece divulges a unique and surprising point of view and a refreshing style. Her dance vocabulary is intense and explosive.

– Jury Dutch Dance Festival (NL)

“Unbelievably how this piece takes you slowly.”

– Rotterdams Dagblad (NL)

“What exactly causes the fall, age, lost love or even rape, does not matter. Exhaustion, confusion, turmoil, anger: those feelings are siphoned through, tight and undercooled. And that’s strong enough.”

– de Volkskrant (NL)
FF+Rew (2002)